Bangalore had more than 400 lakes, interlinked by a system of canals (Rajakalave) that followed the natural gradient of the land in which excess water from one lake would flow through waste-weirs into the next lake/ tank, thereby preventing flooding. This system could be maintained for a long time, through the colonial period, till more recent times. This has contributed enormously for creating micro climate in the City as well high level of recharging of ground water in the city
However, with the onset of industrialization and technological revolution in the recent past, this 'pensioner's paradise' has swiftly changed into a bustling cosmopolitan city. The city is presently known as the Asia’s Cyber Hub as well as India’s Knowledge Capital, thus is becoming a focus for people who are looking for new opportunities. The need to initiate efforts to restore, conserve, manage and maintain the lakes as a valuable part of the whole ecosystem could no longer be ignored.
Anarghyaa Foundation has adopted for conservation, rejuvenation and sustainable management of Marasandra Lake of Marasandra Village. The lake which was used for agricultural purposes by the farmers is in bad condition now, because of which many farmers have left their agricultural activities and have gone to work as labourers in factories around. Anarghyaa Foundation is committed to achieve the goal of transforming this dying lake into a vibrant water asset with sparkling clean water, increased water intake & holding capacity. Rejuvenation and conservation of this lake will help farmers in their agricultural activities around the village.